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  • Do 20% of British Muslims really sympathise with jihadists?

    12/01/2015 3:24:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 hours ago 2015-12-01 | James Melley
    Last week, the UK's most popular newspaper, the Sun, ran the headline "1 in 5 Brit Muslims' sympathy for jihadis". Where did that statistic come from and how reliable is it?
  • Recalling Falklands' conflict: “Farewell to Argentina's Mirages, ”but glory is forever”

    12/01/2015 1:25:13 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    MercoPress. ^ | December 1st 2015
    Argentina said farewell to its remaining fleet of French built Mirage fighter bombers which have been operational since 1972 and played a crucial role during the South Atlantic conflict when they clashed with the British Task Force sent to recover the invaded and occupied Falkland Islands in 1982. The ceremony took place last Sunday at the VI Air Brigade stationed in Tandil, Buenos Aires province, with the attendance of active and retired pilots, Malvinas war veterans, members of Air Force families, officials from the three services and security forces, and locals. The event under the heading of 'Argentina farewells its...
  • Syria air strikes vote on Wednesday, says David Cameron

    11/30/2015 10:04:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 1, 2015
    The PM is to ask his cabinet to endorse a one-day Commons debate and vote on Wednesday over UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria. David Cameron said there was "growing" parliamentary support for air strikes, saying it was "the right thing to do" and in the national interest. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is granting his MPs a free vote on the matter. He has criticised the decision not to hold a two-day debate, saying Mr Cameron should "stop the rush to war".
  • FYROM [Macedonia] border tension peaks as fence erected

    11/30/2015 2:15:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | 28 November 2015
    Tensions peaked at Greece’s border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the weekend after the FYROM army started building a border fence to keep out would-be migrants. FYROM border guards were photographed by foreign news agencies as they erected a 2.5-meter-high fence along the Greek border on Saturday. A FYROM army source quoted by Agence France-Presse said the crossing from Greece to FYROM would remain open and that the fence was aimed at ensuring migrants did not try to slip across at other spots. FYROM authorities had indicated in recent weeks that they might build a fence to...
  • UK: Anti-Israel org's bank accounts shut down over terror links (Palestine Solidarity Campaign)

    11/30/2015 3:05:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 11/30/2015, 11:04 AM | Ari Soffer
    Britain's leading anti-Israel organization has had its bank accounts closed, after it was revealed it may have been "inadvertently" funding Palestinian terrorism. The radical Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) - which counts UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as one of its patrons - was informed by the Co-operative Bank that its accounts were being closed due to the "high risk" destinations of its funds, many of which are donated to Hamas-linked agencies and other extremist groups in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. ...
  • Ten thousand troops to flood Britain's streets in fight against terrorism

    11/30/2015 10:28:25 AM PST · by Swashbuckler99 · 23 replies
    Mirror ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | Ben Glaze, Jack Blanchard
    Ten thousand troops could flood Britain's streets to fight terrorists as David Cameron abolishes the "divide" between the Army and police. In a landmark move, the PM announced a 10,000-strong fighting force to support cops in the face of Islamic terrorism. Labour accused him of using soldiers to plug gaps when the Tories slash police budgets in the Spending Review.
  • Madness: Amid Refugee Crisis, EU Willing to Fast-Track Turkish Membership

    11/30/2015 4:30:50 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-29-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is one happy man. The reason is that the European Union is set to give in to every single one of his country's demands in order to do something about the refugee crisis. The EU wants Turkey to stem the refugee flow into Europe by taking care of them in Turkey. In return, Turkey wants 3 billion euros (around $3.2 billion US) in extra aid, visa-free traveling for Turks in EU-countries, and a re-launch of EU-accession talks. In other words: Turkey demands fast-track membership: "Today is a historic day in our accession process to the...
  • Businessman Buys 400 American Soldiers Meals During Airport Layover

    11/29/2015 3:33:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | November 18, 2015
    n his way to visit Israel with his family, a Los Angeles businessman came upon 400 U.S. soldiers preparing to eat their paper sack dinners during a layover in Shannon, Ireland and decided he wanted to honor them with a good warm meal. As the regular passengers and friends were all dining at the various trendy restaurants, entrepreneur and philanthropist Shlomo Rechnitz approached the commander and told him that he wanted to treat the servicemen to the same. At first the commander said it was unnecessary, but Shlomo insisted, and the commander announced to all the soldiers that they could...
  • Tennis: Britain wins Davis Cup (3-1 vs Belgium)

    11/29/2015 8:57:34 AM PST · by the scotsman · 3 replies
    BBC Sport ^ | 29th November 2015 | Piers Newbery
    'Great Britain have won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 after Andy Murray beat Belgium's David Goffin to clinch the decisive point in Ghent. Murray won 6-3 7-5 6-3 to give the visitors an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. Britain have now won the team title 10 times, while Murray adds the Davis Cup to his other major titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Olympic Games. Captain Leon Smith guided Britain from the third tier to glory in five years.'
  • Fmr London Mayor: 7/7 Suicide Bombers ‘Gave Their Lives…In Protest’

    11/27/2015 4:32:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London and member of Britain’s Labour Party, excused the terrorists who were part of the 2005 London terrorist attacks and instead blamed then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.Appearing on BBC Thursday, Livingstone, who was mayor of London at the time of the attacks, said of the suicide bombers, “Go and look what they put on their website. They did those killings because of our invasion of Iraq. They gave their lives, they said what they believed, they took Londoners’ lives in protest against our invasion of Iraq.”He added, “and we were lied to by Tony Blair about...
  • The Lord's Prayer advert banned before 'Star Wars' in the UK

    11/27/2015 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/2015 | By Will Heilpern
    The new "Star Wars" film opens next month -- but the Force won't be with the Lord. In a snub to the Church of England, an advert that was planned to coincide with the new film "The Force Awakens," has been rejected by most UK cinemas due to fears it could be offensive. Digital Cinema Media (DCM), the company that supplies advertising to Britain's main movie houses, Odeon, Cineworld and Vue, made the decision after reviewing its policy on political and religious adverts. The minute-long video features the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and other Christians reciting the Lord's Prayer....
  • Jeremy Corbyn told to resign by Labour MPs as Syria vote engulfs his leadership (Britain)

    11/27/2015 6:43:28 AM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-27-2015 | Christopher Hope, and Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn should resign over his "unacceptable" behaviour towards Syria air strikes vote, former Labour ministers have said as the first senior figures in the party break cover against his leadership. Ex-ministers Fiona Mactaggart and John Spellar have urged the Labour leader to take the "sensible" decision to stand down because of the damaging divisions his leadership is creating. Former Home Office minister Ms Mactaggart said his position had become “unsustainable” while fellow ex-minister Mr Spellar said Mr Corbyn’s behaviour over the Syria vote had been “unacceptable”. A third ex Labour minister minister Frank Field said that the party "needs...
  • Airbus wants to build 'shipping container' cabins that

    11/27/2015 4:56:01 AM PST · by Winniesboy · 95 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 11 2015 | Andrew Trotman
    Proposal would mean passengers wouldn't have to wait to board, and planes would spend less time on the ground...The proposal would see passengers "board" the cabin and take their seats, before it is lifted like a shipping container onto the back of the plane. It is then fixed into place and the plane operates as normal....The idea is designed to speed up the boarding process by allowing ticket-holders to take their seats before their plane is ready and in position at the airport's gate... "The period of imobilisation on the ground of the aeroplanes between two successive flights increases their...
  • Egyptian Intellectual: The Europeans Might Do to the Muslims What Hitler Did to the Jews

    11/26/2015 9:55:03 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 72 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11/9/15 | Sky News Arabia (U.K./Abu Dhabi)
    In a TV debate, Egyptian intellectual Dr. Mamoun Fendy compared the Arab and Islamic communities in Europe to the ghettoes of the Jews prior to WWII and presented an extreme position: "that it's possible that the Europeans will do to the Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews." The debate aired on Sky News Arabia on November 19, 2015. Following are excerpts: Mamoun Fandy: Let me say something somewhat extreme about the Muslims living in the West, and I hope that we are talking about a worst case scenario. We have a "geography of extremism" in the West today. The...
  • TV Star Denies Racially Abusing Hotel Worker

    11/26/2015 8:31:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | 11/26/15
    Television and music star Ashley Walters has denied racially abusing a London hotel receptionist and threatening her manager.The 33-year-old, who is currently starring in BBC drama Cuffs, is accused of calling the member of staff at the Hilton in Islington, a "white b****".Walters, who played a gangster in the Channel 4 series Top Boy, allegedly also threatened the deputy manager.The former member of So Solid Crew was summonsed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on three charges of using threatening, abusive or insulting language with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress on 3 May.One of the charges related...
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • 'Worst ever air-rage passenger' jailed after Birmingham flight rampage

    11/25/2015 11:15:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    Birmingham MAIL ^ | 24 NOV 2015 | HARVEY DAY
    An air-rage passenger has been jailed after drunkenly abusing cabin crew on a flight from Dubai to Birmingham Airport - and biting a police officer when they tried to arrest him. Jasbir Singh Bharaj, 46, was labelled by one flight attendant as the “worst passenger he had ever encountered” after he went on the rampage. He was sentenced to a total of 11 months at Birmingham Crown Court for his actions aboard the Emirates plane on September 16 last year. The court heard Bharaj, of Downing Drive, Leicester, had threatened to punch an air hostess in the face and caused...
  • (UK) Defence review: 10,000 troops could tackle terror attacks - PM

    11/25/2015 1:51:55 PM PST · by the scotsman · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd November 2015 | BBC News
    'Up to 10,000 troops could be deployed in the UK in the event of a Paris-style attack, David Cameron has said, as he announced £12bn extra defence spending. The PM said ministers wanted to replace the Trident nuclear deterrent, but the estimated cost had risen and completion been put back until "the early 2030s". The number of civilians employed by the MoD is to be reduced by almost 30% by the end of the Parliament, he added. Dai Hudd, the Prospect union general secretary, called this "devastating". Setting out the government's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), Mr Cameron announced...
  • UK-made missile hit civilian target in Yemen, say human rights groups

    11/25/2015 9:41:44 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 25, 2015 | Peter Walker and Richard Norton-Taylor
    Human rights groups say they have uncovered definitive proof a UK-made cruise missile was used to destroy a civilian target in Yemen in September and have called for Britain to end arms sales to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting a bloody campaign against rebel forces there. Such a use of the missile, made by Marconi and sold to Saudi Arabia during the mid-1990s, was “depressingly predictable”, said Amnesty International, which conducted the investigation alongside Human Rights Watch. According to research at the scene and interviews with witnesses, the groups say the missile was used on 23 September to destroy a...
  • Richard Dawkins Compared Clock Boy to ISIS

    11/25/2015 9:11:02 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 17 replies
    CNNV ^ | 11/25/15 | Tim Hume
    Eminent British scientist Richard Dawkins has sparked a firestorm of criticism on social media by comparing Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager whose school project was mistaken for a bomb, to a young ISIS killer. Dawkins, a leading voice in the atheist movement, was reacting to news that the Mohamed family was demanding $15 million in damages and an apology from city and school officials in Irving, Texas, over their treatment of the teen.
  • Muslim Feminist Diversity Officer Sends Rape Threat to Pamela Geller

    11/25/2015 7:34:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | November 24, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    "I set up the Women's Forum and the Survivor's Support Network for students who had experienced sexual violence and abuse" We wrote about Bahar Mustafa before when the "diversity officer" from UK's Goldsmiths tweeted #KillAllWhiteMen. A student union officer who banned white people and men from an event promoting equality has claimed she "cannot be racist" because she is an ethnic minority woman. Goldsmiths University's student union welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa sparked a backlash when she told white people and men they should not attend an event on "diversifying the curriculum". Then she got into trouble for tweeting...
  • Turkish Cypriots dream of Europe (Turkey,Cyprus and the Truth)

    12/08/2002 6:34:50 PM PST · by pkpjamestown · 11 replies · 11+ views
    Le Monde ^ | September 1998 | NIELS KADRITZKE
    "The reason for the intervention was that Greece cannot be allowed to te this part of the Mediterranean": this is how Ankara explains its response to the 1974 Cyprus coup in which Archbishop Makarios was overthrown (1). The strategic issue came well before any concern for the fate of the Turkish Cypriots, as they soon realised. "Until 1974, we were needed. Once the Turkish intervention was over, we had served our purpose", wrote Turkish Cypriot politician zker zgur six months ago (2). Mr zgur is well placed to testify to the powerlessness of native Cypriots in the face of the...
  • Irish M.P. Sean Power Explains Cyprus Realities In Irish Parliament

    09/12/2002 5:18:21 PM PDT · by Mortimer Snavely · 5 replies · 189+ views
    turkishforum.org e-mail list | Sean Power
    "As I have little time at my disposal, I will use that time to deal with enlargement, in particular the application of Cyprus. I had the honour of visiting northern Cyprus during the summer with two of my colleagues from the House. To my surprise the ambassador chose to object in the strongest manner on my return. It was not my first visit and it was obvious to me that on the island there exists two democracies and two sovereign states representing their distinct peoples. Turkey has never expressed a wish to make Cyprus a Turkish island or an annex...
  • Attempted Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Cyprus

    11/26/2001 10:55:04 AM PST · by Turk2 · 8 replies · 941+ views
    ATAA ^ | Michael Stephen
    Attempted Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Cyprus	 By Michael Stephen, former British Parliamentarian (1992-97) The assertion by Mr. Christides (May 10, 1999) that there was no ethnic cleansing or attempted genocide of Turkish Cypriots by Greek Cypriots is ridiculous. Until influential Greek Cypriots come to terms with the appalling behavior of their community toward the smaller Turkish Cypriot community and stop trying to persuade themselves and the world that each side was as much to blame as the other, there will be no reconciliation in Cyprus. What did George Ball and Sir Alec Douglas say about the intentions of ...
  • Terror alert: Egyptian security seizes 'suspected explosives bound for UK' in Egypt

    The explosives were reportedly found at Cairo airport Guards at Cairo airport apparently discovered the suspected bombs during security checks on two packages which were due to be stowed away on board a flight to America via London. But after a probe they discovered the packages contained no explosives, an Egyptian Interior Ministry source said. It was thought that the parcels, which weighed about 10kg, were flagged up after unusual objects were detected by an X-ray scanner. Egyptian news agency Aswat Masriya reported that the parcels, which contained printer ink cartridges, "appeared to be contaminated" and were set to be...
  • Obama: Packages had explosives

    10/29/2010 2:14:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/29/10 | MATT NEGRIN & ABBY PHILLIP
    The packages found on U.S.-bound airplanes contained explosives and were intended to hit two places of Jewish worship in Chicago, President Obama announced Friday. The packages originated in Yemen and were identified in Dubai and London, he said, calling it a credible terrorist threat against our country.
  • Prince Charles blames the Syrian War on Climate Change. He has a Point [TIC]

    11/24/2015 11:22:40 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2015 17:25 UTC | Niraj Chokshi
    Britain's Prince Charles has blamed climate change in part for the Syrian war and warned that global warming could exacerbate similar conflicts worldwide. Charles's comments — in an interview broadcast Monday — came exactly one week before the start of a United Nations climate change conference in Paris, where he plans to deliver a keynote address. Unless world leaders take action to slow the impact of climate change, "it’s going to get so much worse," Charles warned in the interview with Sky News, which was recorded before the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. "Some of us were saying 20...
  • Keith Michell, actor - obituary (Henry VIII)

    11/24/2015 9:32:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 21, 2015
    Keith Michell, the Australian-born actor and director who has died aged 89 88, was celebrated for his many imposing stage and screen performances as Henry VIII. Michell came to monopolise one of British history's favourite subjects for dramatisation. Such was the charm of this burly, sturdy, square-set, square-jawed, mellifluous upstart from the Antipodes that when he revived Shakespeare's King Henry VIII at the Chichester Festival in 1991 he could with justice claim to have made the part of the much-married monarch his own for a quarter of a century.
  • UK poll finds small majority of Britons in favor of 'Brexit'

    11/24/2015 5:47:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 24.11.2015 | tj/msh (dpa, AFP)
    A new opinion poll has found that just over half of Britons questioned wanted their country to leave the European Union. It is the first time such a result has been attained by the polling institute. According to the survey by ORB International released on Tuesday, 52 percent of the 2,000 respondents said they thought Britain should leave the EU, while 48 percent were in favor of it remaining in the bloc. The poll, which was conducted last week, did not allow respondents to give an undecided response. The result indicates a decline in the number of those wanting Britain...
  • British Prime Minister Will Hitch Rides On Flying Gas Station To Save Money

    11/24/2015 12:41:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 11/23/2015 | Andrew P Collins
    The British government is tightening their belts by giving up Prime Minister David Cameron’s private jet charters and shuttling him around in a Voyager A330 mid-air refueling aircraft. The British “Air Force One” equivalent will still be used to fuel up fighters when it’s not transporting VIPs. The BBC says Cameron’s flights were costing over $10,000 per airborne hour on “Royal Squadron planes or long haul charter,” but that figure will drop to just $3,000 on the refitted Voyager. That’s reportedly going to save English taxpayers almost $1.2 million a year. The Royal Air Force says their Voyager A330s have...
  • Labour MPs who criticize Jeremy Corbyn online to be 'silenced'

    11/23/2015 10:21:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:18PM GMT 23 Nov 2015 | Michael Wilkinson
    Labour's ruling body will silence MPs and party members who criticize Jeremy Corbyn on social media. The National Executive Committee has agreed to create a new code of conduct to tackle the "very harmful leaks to the media" and curb the "very damaging way in which social media is being used". It comes after Mr. Corbyn's first 10 weeks as Labour leader have been dogged by open criticism by his own MPs. ...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Spanish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Israeli Prime Minister, Reports Say

    11/17/2015 4:23:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/15
    An arrest warrant concerning the 2010 attack on the Gaza-bound aid ship Mavi Marmara was issued last week against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven current and former government officials, news outlets reported Monday.Netanyahu could be arrested if he sets foot on Spanish soil.Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman, former defense minister Ehud Barak, former interior minister Eli Yishai, former intelligence minister Dan Meridor, current defense minister Moshe Ya’alon, minister Bennie Begin and former head of the Navy Eliezer Marom were also named in the warrants filed by Judge Jose de la Mata of Spain’s National Court, according to the...
  • Muslim No-Go Zones and Other Realities Liberals Refuse to Acknowledge

    11/23/2015 4:47:47 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 17 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | November 22, 2015 | Benny Huang
    Where does Bobby Jindal go to get his reputation back? The Louisiana governor and former presidential candidate took some heat following last January's Charlie Hebdo attack when he spoke about Muslim no-go zones in Europe. No-go zones are Muslim enclaves, completely separate from civil law and authority, run according to street justice and Muslim tradition. Jindal was quickly rebuked by political commentators and even the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who insisted that "no-go zones" are fictional. "Jindal condemns imaginary no-go zones" wrote Steve Benen on Rachel Maddow's MaddowBlog. A Washington Post headline mused, "Bobby Jindal Won’t Back Down on...
  • Dunstable Bald squirrel "Safe And Alive" After Capture

    11/23/2015 3:08:08 PM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/23/2015 | BBC News
    A centre spokesman confirmed to the BBC the squirrel was "safe and alive" but could not reveal any further information about what would happen to it now. 'Genetic defect' The RSPCA said under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it was generally illegal to release grey squirrels back to the wild once treated by a vet. Dr Helen McRobie, a lecturer in biomedical science at the Anglia Ruskin University, said she had never heard of a bald squirrel before but it would "need to be kept in the warm once the temperature drops". "This is very rare. I have been...
  • 1 in 5 British Muslims’ sympathy for jihadis

    11/23/2015 11:44:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Sun ^ | 11/23/2015
    NEARLY one in five British Muslims has some sympathy with those who have fled the UK to fight for ISIS in Syria. The number among young Muslims aged 18-34 is even higher at one in four. The figures emerged in our exclusive poll conducted after the Paris atrocities led by French and Belgian jihadis returning from the war zone. Prominent Muslims said the poll was a wake-up call. Labour London Mayor hopeful Sadiq Khan tells The Sun today: "It is clear that Britain needs to take its head out of the sand and act to tackle extremism and radicalisation at...
  • Putin Visits Tehran for Syria Talks (Meets with Ayatollah Khamenei)

    11/23/2015 7:31:30 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 23 Nov 15 | VOA
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders about the crisis in Syria. On his first trip to Iran in eight years, Putin met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, as Russia nears a third month of military engagement in the conflict. The discussions come on a sidelines of a one-day trip to Iran for a summit of gas-exporting countries. Tehran and Moscow have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing civil war that has crippled the country since 2011 and killed over 250,000 people. The violence has displaced millions more. On...
  • Al Gore's Royal boy: Prince Charles Blames Syria's War On Climate Change

    11/23/2015 8:27:17 AM PST · by granada · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 23 November 2015 | CHRIS BROOKE FOR THE DAILY MAIL
    The Syrian crisis that is spreading terror across the world was prompted by climate change, the Prince of Wales has claimed. In a controversial interview, Charles argued that the cumulative effect of global warming was ‘one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria’. He warned that a decades-long failure to tackle climate change inevitably meant ‘greater conflict over scarce resources’ and that even the Pentagon had realised the root cause of war and terrorism was ‘what we’re doing to our environment’. His outspoken comments were made in an interview with Sky News recorded before the Paris attacks. Charles...
  • Drunk Russian sailor crashes 7,000-ton ship into Scotland -- at full speed

    11/23/2015 8:06:45 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2015 | Mairi Mackay
    What shall we do with a drunken sailor? Don't put him in charge of a 7,000-ton, 423-foot (129 meter) cargo ship, for starters. That's how a Russian mariner who drank half a liter of rum before work managed to crash into the coast of Scotland -- at full speed.
  • UK to obtain nine P-8 maritime patrol aircraft

    11/23/2015 3:45:16 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 11/23/2015 | GREG WALDRON
    The UK is set to announce plans to obtain nine Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, as well as extend the service life of the Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon fighters. The P-8 acquisition and Typhoon life extenstion will be part of a £178 billion ($270 billion) investment that will be made in defence equipment and support over the next ten years, says a statement from the prime minister’s office. Prime Minister David Cameron will outline the plans when he unveils the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) in the House of Commons later today. With the last of the...
  • Climate change root cause of Syrian war: Britain's Prince Charles

    11/23/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Michael Holden
    Britain's Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe. The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions. "Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and...
  • Britain on RED ALERT: UK Muslims HELPED make suicide vests worn jihadis

    11/23/2015 2:06:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/23/15 | Pamela Geller
    Further proof (as if we needed any) that the jihad knows no border, no countries, no race …. it’s all about the faith. Period. “Britain on RED ALERT: UK jihadis HELPED make suicide vests worn by Paris attackers,” Express, November 23, 2015 INTELLIGENCE chiefs fear that British jihadis helped make the suicide vests worn by the Paris attackers and could be plotting a similar outrage in the UK.MI5 has intercepted internet “chatter” between the terrorists who brought carnage to the French capital, British militants and Islamic State commanders in Syria.They suspect the explosive vests, loaded with hundreds of ball bearings...
  • Berlin turns Stasi HQ into a refugee shelter

    11/22/2015 8:08:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Nov 2015 14:17 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Berlin has opened a shelter at the former headquarters of communist East Germany's feared Stasi secret police to help house a record influx of asylum seekers, weekend media reports said. Nearly 500 people, most of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been staying in the foreign intelligence wing of the imposing former Ministry of State Security since late Friday, the daily Berliner Zeitung said. Up to 900 people will eventually be housed there temporarily. ...
  • Why atheist Richard Dawkins says the Lord’s Prayer deserves to be on UK cinema screens

    11/23/2015 1:25:39 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | SCMP
    The Church of England has received unlikely backing from the biologist and prominent atheist Richard Dawkins after the UK’s three leading cinema chains refused to screen its advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer. The 60-second advert was due to be shown before Star Wars: the Force Awakens, released on December 18, which would have guaranteed it a huge cinema audience in the run-up to Christmas. But the Odeon Cineworld and Vue chains, which control 80 per cent of screens around the country, have refused to allow it because of a policy not to allow political or religious advertising...The decision prompted an...
  • President Ahmedinejad Threatens U.S. With War 'Without Boundaries'

    09/21/2010 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/21/10 | Thomas Nagorski
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad warned the Obama administration today that if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked, the U.S. will face a war that "would know no boundaries." He said that Iran is on the brink of becoming a nuclear power, and warned Israel and the U.S. against attacking its nuclear facilities. Asked about the possibility of a U.S.-supported Israeli air strike against Iran, the fiery Iranian leader said an attack would be considered an act of war, and suggested the U.S. is unprepared for the consequences.
  • Fatah Facebook Inciting Murder of Gershon Mesika

    On Sunday morning, a female terrorist was attempting to stab a girl in the bus station at the junction of the Samaria Regional Brigade, when former Samaria Regional Council head Gershon Mesika noticed the incident and drove his car in her direction to try and stop her. Mesika’s car ran into a ditch after hitting the terrorist. At that point, according to Elyakim Gross from Itamar, he, Gross, shot two bullets into the terrorist’s body, and a soldier who had rushed over also shot her twice. The “official Fatah” Facebook page offered an entirely different narrative:
  • Britain to order 4 new Trident nuclear submarines – Cameron

    11/22/2015 10:17:42 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | Unattributed
    Britain will order four new nuclear submarines, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced at the Conservative party conference in Manchester. In a clear message to anti-Trident Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the PM said four new submarines would be ordered to replace the existing fleet, which will be retired. In his first conference speech since the Tories won a parliamentary majority in May’s general election, Cameron used the occasion to present a strong opposition to Corbyn’s foreign policy stance, highlighting the importance of a strong nuclear deterrent. He told a packed hall that the nuclear deterrent is the country’s “ultimate...
  • Security scare delays KLM flight; two ‘suspicious’ men removed from plane

    11/22/2015 6:45:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Dutch News ^ | 11/22/15
    London police removed two ‘suspicious’ men from a KLM flight to Amsterdam shortly before take off on Saturday night, broadcaster Nos said.The broadcaster bases its claim on two Dutch eyewitnesses – a cameraman and journalist for television talk show Brandpunt – who were on board the plane.They reported that the two ‘dark skinned’ men were wearing thick coats and refused to make contact with the cabin crew. ‘Other passengers also said they were making odd gestures,’ Roel van Hees said via Twitter.The plane was taxiing for take off when the crew decided to abort the flight and head back to...
  • Campus zealots hound student out of lectures and bars with shouts of 'rapist' after he dared to [tr]

    11/22/2015 5:52:04 PM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2015 | Eleanor Harding
    A student has been driven out of lectures and bars with shouts of ‘rapist’ after he dared to question the effectiveness of ‘consent workshops’. Second-year George Lawlor, 19, fears for his future at Warwick University after being ostracised and bullied for challenging a student union drive to hold rape awareness sessions. Writing in a blog, he argued that the overwhelming majority of people ‘don’t have to be taught to not be a rapist’ – and that men inclined to commit the crime would be unlikely to attend such a workshop.
  • Trump Tops Clinton As Cruz Crushes Crashing "Clueless" Carson

    11/22/2015 3:54:33 PM PST · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/22/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The latest poll following the attacks in Paris, by Fox News, shows Donald Trump moving ahead of Democrat-front-runner Hillary Clinton (in a head-to-head match up if the election were held today), but it is the turmoiling below the surface of the GOP nominations that is garnering most headlines. After a week or two of hope for GOP leadership, as Ben Carson appeared to catch up to Trump, the retired neurosurgon's lies and weakness on foreign policy ("he clearly has no idea what he's talking about," as one Iowa GOP insider noted), have sent his poll numbers reeling... and Cruz surging....
  • The Paris attacks have only made Donald Trump stronger

    11/22/2015 2:52:52 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/22/2015 | Philip Bump
    Not to unduly stress out Reince Priebus and the other members of the Republican establishment, but there are only 71 days until the Iowa caucuses, and only eight more days after that until New Hampshire. That's of now, Sunday, Nov. 22, a day on which a slew of new polls show that Donald Trump has improved his leads in both of those states and nationally. Seventy-one days ago, the national Republican front-runner was ... Donald Trump, who led by 13.8 points in the Real Clear Politics polling average. Seventy-one days before that, though, the front-runner was Jeb Bush. If you...